Prof van der Linden, social psychologist, believes that changing the minds of climate deniers is impossible without affirming – to some extent – their worldview.Continue reading “How to talk to a climate change denier”
During challenging times it can be difficult to remain positive and mentally tough. Even when the world is functioning more “normally” most of us experience stress and have negative thoughts. It’s normal to have negative thoughts, but when negative thoughts turn into negative thinking patterns your mental health can suffer. Negative thinking patterns, also known as cognitive distortions, can lead to or worsen anxiety and depression. The good news is, there are steps you can take to combat cognitive distortions.
What if you could feel better about yourself and more empowered in your life simply by saying nice things about yourself? That’s the idea behind positive affirmations.
But while positive affirmations can help people feel more confident or able to successfully navigate trying times, they can sometimes have the opposite effect. Read on to learn what positive affirmations are and how they can affect you positively.
Self improvement is a popular topic and it is also important to focus on inward development. Incorporating minor changes to your routine can elevate your creative output and increase productivity throughout the year.
These tips for maximizing creativity were compiled by a variety of experts and psychologists. Read the simple suggestions below to improve your daily routine and inspire more innovation.
Serve smaller plates and turn the TV off during meal times: simple changes to the way we consume food can have a positive effect on how much we eat, say Prof Charles Spence and chef Jozef Youssef.